COSIMO TERLIZZI

Cosimo Terlizzi (1973, Bitonto) is an ital­ian artist based in Switzerland. From the mid-nineties, in Bologna, he devel­ops his art works through the use of dif­fer­ent media, from pho­tog­ra­phy to per­for­mance and art video. He also real­ized short films and fea­ture doc­u­men­taries that were pre­sented in many inter­na­tional film fes­ti­vals. The human being in rela­tion with his envi­ron­ment and the search for iden­tity remain Cosimo Terlizzi’s main sub­ject of investigation.

His works have been exhib­ited in muse­ums and gal­leries such as the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna, Fondazione Merz in Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea of Trento, the MACRO in Rome, the National Museum of Wroclaw in Poland, Galerie C in Neuchâtel. His films have been shown in fes­ti­vals such as the Rotterdam Int. Film Festival, Turin Film Festival, the International Film Festival of Rome, the London International Documentary Festival, the International Prize for Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage of Marseille, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin and the Internationale Kurzfilmwoche of Regensburg.

He real­ized the nature doc­u­men­tary «Murgia three episodes», one of the most awarded inde­pen­dent doc­u­men­tary film in Italy. Three focus on his work have recently been ded­i­cated to his work, in 2011 at the International Festival of New Cinema of Pesaro, in 2012 at Careof in Milan and in 2013 at Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo.

He is rep­re­sented by the Traffic Gallery of Bergamo.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
COSIMO TERLIZZI
Traffic Gallery
curated by Roberto Ratti
Bergamo / IT

2013
ICONE, OMISSIONI DEL MIO TEMPO
Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa
curated by Tatiana Lo Iacono
Palermo / IT

2012
FOCUS ON COSIMO TERLIZZI
Careof
curated by Rossella Moratto
Milano / IT

COSIMO TERLIZZI
Traffic Gallery
curated by Roberto Ratti
Bergamo / IT

2011
PESARO MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DEL NUOVO CINEMA
focus on Cosimo Terlizzi
curated by Antonio Pezzuto
Pesaro / IT

FOLDER PAESAGGIO DENTRO
Spazio SI / Arte Fiera Off
curated by Fiorenza Menni and Elena Di Gioia
Bologna / IT

2010
LANDSCAPES COLLEZIONE PAESAGGIO
Traffic Gallery
curated by Roberto Ratti
Bergamo / IT

2008
AIDOS
D. Gallery
curated by Rosa Anna Musumeci
Turin / IT

2007
TERLIZZI
D.Gallery
pre­sen­ta­tion by Andrea Bruciati
Turin / IT

2006
DIECI MODI DI ARRENDERSI, IL FASCINO DELLA PAURA
per­for­mance curated by Delia Gianti for Atrium / urban spaces
Turin / IT

2005
DE CARITATE
Urb_10
per­for­mance curated by Andrea Cioschi and Antonio D’Orazio
Bologna / IT

1998
NADIA LUCA & ROBERTO
Galleria Interno & DUM DUM
in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Nark Bkb
curated by Daniele Perra
Bologna / IT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2017
Vidéodanse
Centre Pompidou
curated by DDC / Evelyne Boutevin
Paris / FR

Corpo sen­si­bile
MAMBO
curated by Marco Bertozzi
Bologna / IT

2016
MDM, du rêve à l’utopie
Galerie C
curated by Christian Egger
Neuchâtel / CH

72° BIENNALE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN
Musée des Beaux-Arts
curated by Lada Umstätter
La Chaux-de-Fonds / CH

2015
Vidéodanse
Centre Pompidou
curated by DDC / Evelyne Boutevin
Paris / FR

2014
ARTSIDERS
Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria
curated by Fabio De Chirico
Perugia / IT

71° BIENNALE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN
Musée des Beaux-Arts
curated by Lada Umstätter
La Chaux-de-Fonds / CH
1ST PRIZE

PREMIO ARTE RUGABELLA
Castano Primo (MI) / IT
1ST PRIZE

NUIT DE LA PHOTO
Musée des Beaux-Arts
La Chaux-de-Fonds / CH

2013
Performance day
Centre for Contemporary Art  Ujazdowski Castle
curated by Fabio Cavallucci
Warsaw / PL

ART DATE
Traffic Gallery
curated by Roberto Ratti
Bergamo / IT

Roccedimenti
Dolomiti con­tem­po­ra­nee
curated by Gianluca D’Incà Levis, in col­lab­o­ration with Guido Bartorelli
Casso / IT

Different pulses, fes­ti­val delle arti imma­te­ri­ali
Spaziocortequattro
curated by Eva Comuzzi
Cividale del Friuli / IT

2012
AUGMENTED PLACE — L’ARTE AUMENTA LA REALTA’
Galleria Cavour
curated by Guido Bartorelli & Elena Tonelli
Padova / IT

GALERIE C
curated by Christian Egger
Neuchâtel / CH

PERSONAL EFFECTS ON SALE
Esprit Nouveau
var­i­ous cura­tors
Bologna / IT

70° BIENNALE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN
Musée des Beaux-Arts
curated by Lada Umstätter
La Chaux-de-Fonds / CH

2011
OPEN SPACE 1
Galleria Nazionale - Palazzo Arnone
curated by Fabio De Chirico
Cosenza / IT

ARTUNG! 
urban space
curated by Corinna Weiss
La Chaux-de-Fonds / CH

BIENNALE DI ALESSANDRIA
curated by Sabrina Raffaghello
Alessandria / IT

FINZIONI VIDEORACCONTI CONTEMPORANEI
Museo della mar­i­onetta
curated by Rosario Perricone and Paola Nicita
Palermo / IT

2010
ASVOFF
Museo della moda
curated by Diane Pernet
Milan / IT

2009
DEGLI UOMINI SELVAGGI
LAB 610 XL
curated by Viviana Siviero
Sovramonte / IT

VIDEOMUSEUM
Palazzo Litta
curated by Andrea Bruciati
Milan / IT

2008
AKA
Traffic Gallery
curated by Claudia Attimonelli
Bergamo / IT

INVENTARIO
Drodesera / Centrale Fies
Trento / IT

PLAN-B
urban space
curated by Karin Andersen and Kuten
Bologna / IT

2007
IL VELO
Il Filatoio
curated by Andrea Busto
Cuneo / IT

BELLA VITA
New Chinatown Barbershop Gallery
curated by Denis Isaia and Cristina Natalicchio
Los Angeles / USA

ALBEDO: A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN ITALIAN MOVING IMAGES
curated by Andrea Bruciati
side event at the Venice Biennale of Visual Arts
Venice / IT
National Museum of Breslavia
Breslavia / PL

A CERTAIN FORM OF HEAVEN/MALE
Galleria Artsinergy
curated by Isabella Falbo
Bologna / IT

FAVA LIVE
Club To Club for Artissima
curated by Sergio Ricciardone
Turin / IT

2006
VIDEOREPORT ITALIA 2004_05
Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea
curated by Andrea Bruciati
Monfalcone / IT

NEVERENDING CINEMA
Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Trento
curated by Barbara Mattei
Trento / IT

BOLOGNA VIDEO IN VITRO
Galleria Meduza
curated by Andrea Bruciati
Koper / SL

WATCH YOUR STEP
curated by Niconote
Morphine / Cocoricò
Riccione / IT

2005
DELL’AMORE CHE LACERA LA PELLE
Galleria Marconi
curated by Andrea Cioschi
Cupra Marittima / IT

NON È PIÙ TEMPO 
curated by Andrea Cioschi, for the exhi­bi­tion il nudo by Peter Weiermaier
Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Bologna / IT

PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE DELLA PERFORMANCE
curated by Fabio Cavallucci
Galleria Civica di Trento / Centrale di Fies
Dro / IT

DIVERSE ATTITUDINI – ACSÈ / VIDEO SCREENING
curated by Andrea Bruciati
GAM Villa delle Rose / Bologna / IT

2004
ICEBREAKERS
Galleria d’Arte Moderna
curated by Marco Altavilla
Bologna / IT

ON AIR: VIDEO IN ONDA DALL’ITALIA
curated by Andrea Bruciati
Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea / Monfalcone / IT
Macro / Rome / IT
Galleria Careof / Milan / IT

2000
RACINES, ARTS DANS LA VILLE
Gallerie La Serre
curated by Frédéric Parmentier
Saint-Etienne / FR